Deputies charge man with second-degree murder in Monkey Junction shooting, ID victim

New Hanover County Detectives at the scene of a shooting incident on Julia Drive in the Sycamore Grove neighborhood. (Photo by Christina Haley.)

NEW HANOVER COUNTY — Detectives have identified 39-year-old Terry Dale Greenwood as the man killed in the Monkey Junction area following a shooting early Wednesday morning. Aaron Christopher Stephens, 42, has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with Greenwood’s death, according to New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Spokesman Lt. Jerry Brewer. Deputies responded to gunfire […]

UPDATE: New Hanover County teen missing after skipping school returns home

Reese Cole Bledsoe

UPDATE, Thursday: Reese Cole Bledsoe, 15, is safe and has returned home to his family, according to the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office. —- NEW HANOVER COUNTY — Detectives with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a missing 15-year-old boy. Reese Cole Bledsoe was last seen at about 7:30 a.m. leaving school […]

Update: Wilmington chief, New Hanover County sheriff say filming police is legal after Uber incident

Can you shoot video of your interactions with police in North Carolina? Both a Wilmington Police officer and New Hanover County Sheriff's Department deputy told Uber driver Jesse Bright it was illegal recently. Their respective departments later said it was not. (Courtesy of Jesse Bright)

WILMINGTON, North Carolina — Leaders of both the Wilmington Police Department and New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office have issued statements regarding a video of a late February traffic stop in Wilmington. The video, shot by a local Uber driver who is also an attorney, shows a traffic stop in during which the attorney claims authorities lied […]

Teen charged with murder in New Hanover County

Khai Anthony Ressler

NEW HANOVER COUNTY — A teen has been charged with murder in the death of a 57-year-old man on Saturday. Khai Anthony Ressler, 17, faces a charge of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Oscar Curtis Adams, according to New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Spokesman Lt. Jerry Brewer. Deputies responded to a domestic disturbance […]

‘Active shooter’ drill set to be conducted Wednesday morning New Hanover Government Center

WILMINGTON  — Emergency vehicles will converge on the New Hanover County Government Center Wednesday morning, but it’s only a test. The county is conducting an active shooter drill at the building Wednesday morning. New Hanover County Spokeswoman Jessica Looper said the drill will take place from 8 to 10 a.m. Wednesday and will be limited […]

Brunswick County woman to serve jail time for prostituting a 17-year-old without the teen’s knowledge

Kasi Lynn Smith

NEW HANOVER COUNTY — A Brunswick County woman will spend more than three years in prison after pleading guilty to promoting the prostitution of a minor. Kasi Lynn Smith, 26, pleaded guilty to the single charge in New Hanover County Superior Court on Monday, according to District Attorney Ben David. The woman was charged in […]

Jailed sex offender faces a new felony charge in connection with another child victim

Douglas Edwards (center) appeared in district court Friday morning to face charges in a kidnapping and sexual assault of girl. (Photo by Christina Haley)

WILMINGTON — Jailed sexual offender Douglas Edwards faces a new charge this week in connection with taking indecent liberties with another child victim. Edwards, 47, was served with a warrant Wednesday, charged with one count of taking indecent liberties with a child, according to New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Spokesman Lt. Jerry Brewer. He has […]

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